Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Matrix, Supernatural, and my Freerice Warriors
My other issue is that I need to start having students responding to one another's blogs from home, preferably across classes, but the wonky schedule currently has put the two classes out of sync. I'm going to try and rectify that next week.
Coming up Luke and Ximena and I are going to be trying a simple intervention where Luke's cluster class is going to read and comment on some of our students' posts on The Allegory of the Cave. We have all approached this from different angles. Mine are using the Hero's Quest/Monomyth as the basis for "reading" the dialog and then comparing it to their own lives (an assignment based on one from John Chaffee's book Thinking Critically). I am looking forward to it and the students seemed excited about connecting with other classes.
Freerice Wars! On a lighter note, my students took my at my word that we would be competing with other classes on Freerice and have managed to rack up thousands of grains each in both vocabulary and grammar. OK, so I did assign it for part of their lab hour, but they took this seriously and are really working hard. Watch out you Freerice people! The Matrix Team is in the house!